Recently, rumors were circling that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Thales Leites would make his return at UFC Fight Night in Omaha, Neb. against Dean Lister. Unfortunately, an injury befell Lister, and now Leites will move to Oct. 25 and face Croation fighter Goran Reljic.
The bout has been signed and confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fighters.
Leites is coming off of a win over former top contender Nate Marquardt back in June, in which the Brazilian fell victim to two separate illegal strikes from his opponent. Leites survived the incidents and came out with a split decision victory.
Reljic made a very impressive debut at UFC 84 in May, putting away American Top Team fighter Wilson Gouveia by TKO in the second round of their matchup.
Reljic looked devastating with crisp striking that helped him pick apart his opponent en route to victory.
Leites vs. Reljic could be another pivotal fight in the middleweight division as contenders are still being built as possible opposition for 185-pound king, Anderson Silva.
More fights will be announced for UFC 90 in the coming weeks.